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Registered Dietitian Dir Hlth Care, CI

Director of Dietetics **REPOST**

Recruitment #23-000343-0001


STD 0019


MDH, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, Jessup, MD


This position is responsible for directing the daily operations of both the food services and dietetics programs within the Dietary Department and responsible for supervising the employees responsible for each division. This position is responsible for the following:
  • Supervises and evaluates the qualifications/credentials of the Registered Dietitian II, Food Administrator I, and office support staff (Diet Clerk & Administrative Specialist II)
  • Plans, organizes, evaluates, manages, and directs all activities within the department which includes provision of meals and clinical nutrition services for the hospital population
  • Provision of quality food service and nutritional care is an essential part of total patient care, the central mission of the hospital
  • Ensures services delivered are consistent with recognized standards of care
  • Directs and coordinates each program by establishing policies and procedures, approving revisions, and overseeing implementation
  • Oversees and manages department budget and spending which includes the purchasing and inventory of food, supplies and equipment
  • Evaluates the efficiency of operations of both divisions on an on-going basis by analyzing workflow (procedures and personnel) and achievement of established goals and standards.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice under the licensing requirements for Nutritionists and Dietitians.

Experience: Five years of experience providing professional nutrition or dietetic services which includes three years in a residential or hospital setting and two years managing a clinical and administrative phase of a dietetic program.

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of dietetics, nutrition, institutional administration or other related field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Dietitian and Nutritionist classifications or Dietitian and Nutritionist specialty codes in the Dietitian field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Experience in the field of food systems management or food and nutrition supervising the daily operations of a kitchen or dietary department
  • Experience working with patients in a forensic hospital setting
  • Experience with creating schedules, submitting and approving timesheets for subordinates
  • Experience with providing medical nutrition therapy to patients in a hospital setting


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Dietitian/Nutritionist from the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice.

2. Candidates for positions in this classification must be registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) prior to completion of probationary period and must maintain a current registration during their time of employment. Candidates who are currently registered should submit proof of CDR registration with application.


Employees in this classification may be required to provide the facility with a telephone number where they can be reached.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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